Close the Deal Kick-Off Helps Create a College-Going Culture

12/30/2010 04:21:54 PM  -  0 Comments

EDU Nicole Eovino, GLI’s Workforce-Education-Talent Attraction Coordinator, shares her insights on Close the Deal, an initiative to improve the college attendance rate at area high schools:
I consider myself fortunate to have the opportunity to work on the Close the Deal Kick-Offs for 2010. This was the third year of the Close the Deal program, which is designed to work with a high school's entire senior class to urge them to pursue post-secondary education.  This year’s kick-offs included four JCPS High Schools-Fairdale, Valley, Iroquois, and Western, Spencer County High School, and three Greater Clark County High Schools- Charlestown, Jeffersonville, and New Washington. 

Here’s how the Kick-Offs worked: admissions and financial aid representatives as well as recent graduates serve as table talkers to increase college knowledge, create a college-going culture amongst seniors in high school, provide support and create a sense of urgency for higher education. An education fair with nearby colleges and universities follows to allow students to speak with and ask specific questions to admission representatives from colleges of their choice. 



You’re Invited: Mayor’s Inaugural Breakfast on Monday

12/30/2010 04:09:21 PM  -  0 Comments


As the business community is a critical constituency of our region’s elected officials, we wanted to make you aware of the plans surrounding Mayor-Elect Greg Fischer’s Inaugural Celebration Breakfast on Monday. The event is free and open to the public. If you’d like to attend, please see complete details below.
Date: Monday, January 3
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: Kentucky International Convention Center, Exhibit Hall Room 2C



The World’s Globally-Aging Population

12/16/2010 11:21:38 AM  -  0 Comments


GlobeBlogInsights from GLI's Executive Vice President Eileen Pickett on economic development in Greater Louisville:
Over the past 18 months or so, GLI has been intensely focused on the opportunity for Louisville to become the center of commerce, innovation and knowledge within the sector of health enterprises known as Aging Care.  The economic growth opportunity would appear to be extraordinary: Louisville already boasts more HQ of Aging Care companies than anywhere else in the country. The Aging Care sector is on a strong growth trajectory as populations age and need grows. And, there is a real need for innovation in this industry that has seen virtually none over decades.
In parallel to the work and thinking around Aging Care, we have been developing strategies to leverage the continued globalization of the economy.  What can we be doing to assist Louisville businesses in making global connections?  How can Louisville attract more foreign direct investment?  What advantages does Louisville have for foreign companies entering the US market?  The answers to these questions and others present real opportunity and are central to GLI’s strategic plan.
This article from the New York Times magazine
looks at these two phenomena – the aging of the world population and the globalization of the world economy – that we have been considering separately and examines their intersection and integrated relationship.